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Kimma

What Do You Do For A Living?

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Haha,cute Daniel.

I am a Men's Hairstylist (fancy term for barber :) )Been at the same salon for 18 years.Not getting rich but I love it.

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This is fun reading!

I agree this is very interesting reading. How diverse all our jobs are!

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This is so interesting :D ! Thanks for starting it Kimma. I have often wondered what you all do. And I am not surprised to find how peoples jobs seem to suit what I've learnt about their personalities from their posts!

I'd love to meet each and every one of you :exactly We would have a ball!

A goofball no doubt if Daniel was there :rofl Those medals had me laughing till my stomach hurt.

I got my masters in linguistics and started out writing freelance for various journals and papers, nothing big-time by any means although there are a few peices of which I'm proud. Some of the issues I worked with were human rights. I then got pregnant and then married the father of my 2 sons and came to Japan where I have occasional interpreting work(not translating- interepreting works with the spoken word, translating with the written- I still can't read enough kanji to translate) . Although interpreting pays best the work is very limited so I teach English as a second language (TESOL) most days and I still write for one journal regularly. I have always been a working Mom but I am lucky enough to have scant work in the school holidays -nice with kids.

My heart will always be with writing and one day - when it is feesable financially- I will travel and write.

My hubby is a stay at home Dad- he does translating online and works at the supermarket night shift a few nights a week :) .

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A goofball no doubt if Daniel was there :rofl Those medals had me laughing till my stomach hurt.

Hmmm.... better than sit-ups or abdominal crunches. I need to add "personal trainer" to my list of vocations. :yeah:

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I LIVE TO EAT!

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:rofl You take after your goldfish then Riz!!!

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:rofl You take after your goldfish then Riz!!!

YES I GUESS I DO! :yeah:

....maybe that's why my belly resembels a gravid female's.....

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... but who pays your food then... ??? :rofl Not my business but...

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I'm a Licensed Practical Nurse working on the medical floor of the hospital. I got a phone call today offering me a job for a home health agency, better money and probably easier on my feet, but I'm not sure what to do. :unsure:

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Queenie, I'm so glad you're a nurse now! I remember back when you were starting your classes. Do you like it so far?

I have a degree in graphic design which is what I did for 5 years, and now I have a job with a large property management company. I lease apartments and deal with apartment residents. It's an office/customer service/sales type job, not my thing at all, but it pays rent. I also worked at a local pet store for 3 years.

I am returning to school to pursue a degree in biology, with which I hope to become a wildlife/fisheries biologist for the government. (Chrissy Bee, maybe we should be hanging out!!) :)

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Queenie, I'm so glad you're a nurse now! I remember back when you were starting your classes. Do you like it so far?

Thanks Jsrtist. Yes I do like it, the patient's are such a blessing to me. I bet your job is mentally exhausting at times. Sounds very demanding.

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Wow everyone's got such interesting jobs!!

I'm a full time student in my final year studying Psychology (BSc) and job hunting for a place in a PR firm when i graduate this summer (i did some work experience in a PR office over summer and fell in love with the job)

I've had a few part time jobs working in shops and with kids playgroups, but the workload is so much this year that i dont have time to work so i'm on a very tight budget!!!!

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wow! it's always so nice to get to know everyone! :)

my american name is Kim, but i usually go with Aleiah, my chinese name... no preference either way though! i graduated with an IT degree, but ended up doing international shipping for 2+ years because the market for IT people was REALLY bad when i graduated. as mean as those people were, it helped pay the bills, ya know? and then, i ended up leaving that job to come work with my fiance at his chiropractic office. he desperately needed someone here to help him out (he was doing everything by himself), so we decided it was best to "keep the $ in the family". i've been here for just a little over a year now, and things couldn't be better! of course, i will be looking into supplementary income, so a part-time job is hopefully in the works... :)

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I'm a Registered Nurse, working in respiratory medicine and specialising in looking after people with CF (Cystic Fibrosis). I've been off work for quite a while now due to sickness. I'm hoping I'll be able to get back to work again soon. I think there are quite a few nurses on here :)

Mr Bumblebee - it's nice to know what you do! I have a student with CF. She is 10 years old, and she often misses her music lessons for weeks at a time because she gets admitted to the Children's Hospital in the closest city, 3 hours drive away. I don't know much about the condition, but she seems so sick all the time, and it makes my heart break when she comes to her lessons, so pale and drawn, and it seems so difficult for her to breathe. She is really quite a good pianist for her age, especially considering the fact that she misses so many lessons. I wish there was something i could do for her. She's a real sweetie - the whole town just loves her! Last year, her dad's company all chipped in and bought her whole family tickets to Disneyland. And the year before that, everybody in the nieghbourhood pitched in and bought her a trampoline - apparently it's good therapy for her. She also figure skates, and that seems to be her greatest joy. I always hope nothing but the best for her. You must see similar cases with your work. It must be so hard - esp. when it's children.

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I'm a full time University students and a part time cafeteria worker. In the cafeteria I usually cook so I know lots of inside information about what goes on back in the kitchen...its not a job for those with weak stomachs. I don't plan to work in the cafeteria much longer, its just a job to help pay for college and give me a bit of spending money.

In school I'm studying Zoology, specifically Zoo and Aquarium Science. I've got at least two more years of undergrad studies and then I plan to go to grad school after that. I'm not quite sure what I want to do yet but I know I want to work with animals and conservation. :)

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Mr Bumblebee - it's nice to know what you do! I have a student with CF. She is 10 years old, and she often misses her music lessons for weeks at a time because she gets admitted to the Children's Hospital in the closest city, 3 hours drive away. I don't know much about the condition, but she seems so sick all the time, and it makes my heart break when she comes to her lessons, so pale and drawn, and it seems so difficult for her to breathe. She is really quite a good pianist for her age, especially considering the fact that she misses so many lessons. I wish there was something i could do for her. She's a real sweetie - the whole town just loves her! Last year, her dad's company all chipped in and bought her whole family tickets to Disneyland. And the year before that, everybody in the nieghbourhood pitched in and bought her a trampoline - apparently it's good therapy for her. She also figure skates, and that seems to be her greatest joy. I always hope nothing but the best for her. You must see similar cases with your work. It must be so hard - esp. when it's children.

She certainly sounds very special Dana :exactly CF is a very, very tough illness - yet people find the inner strength to keep battling on and live life to the fullest. Yes, it can be heartbreaking but also heartwarming and I have nothing but respect and admiration for people trying to live their lives with CF :heart

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I work for my local phone company taking inbound repair and tech support calls on landline and wireless service. I've been doing it for about 7 and a half years. Sometimes the very nature of the calls can be stressful, but the salary has allowed me to buy a home, new car, as well as my three tanks with all of my fish. It's much better than my previous job as a burger flipper at a fast food place for 3 years.

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I love this thread! It's so interesting to find out what everyone does.

My schedule will be crazy again this week. I work from 8-4:30 at the development center and then Thursday and Friday nights we have events at the Civic Center, so I leave straight from one job to go to the other. Its hectic some days, but I love it. February 7th we have Willie Nelson coming, its almost sold out (we seat 2,500 people). I love nights like that! We will make good tips. Events like those I would like to be one of the bartenders, they sometimes make $300 a night in tips!

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I work for a vet clinic... not in any technician/medical capacity, just the basic people/phones stuff, though I'm considering taking classes for it in the future. I'm taking a quarter off of college right now, then coming back Spring quarter.

It's where we got our second cat, who will one day figure out how to tell the difference between things that are good to chew on, things that are expensive to chew on, and things that are dangerous to chew on. ;)

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I don't have as interesting a job as some of the other members here but I too work in the vet field. I have been a veterinary technician for 11 years and I'm on my 5th clinic since we get to move around all the time. I have gotten to work in NY, Hawaii, Texas and now Kentucky. I have always been passionate about the field but I think it's time to try something else. After having my finger broken by a dog, surgery on my hand and a hospital stay of 4 days due to infection from a cat that didn't want to let go of my hand and numerous punctures from bites including a bite to my face that broke a blood vessel in my eye (that was a close call), I'm hoping to go back to school for nursing in the fall here. So hopefully I will be a full-time student soon!

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I volunteer at an animal shelter :)

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Very cool, I must ask, which type of animal is your favorite to tend to at the shelter? And why?

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I LOVE reading about the broad range of jobs here!!! :krazy:

I'm a part-time administrative aide at a college during the day, and I recently (in the last few weeks) launched my massage practice as my 'side job' (for now). I'm saving as I can to continue my massage training - I'm currently a Massage Technician, but I want to be a Therapist! - and it'll be much easier to pay tuition once more money starts coming in (cross fingers). I have my first real client appointment on Monday! I'M SO NERVOUS.

I've always wanted to volunteer at a shelter. <3 There's a local one that specializes in hound and beagle rescues, and they're always looking for dog walkers on weekday mornings. I'd love to do it, but right now, my free time is devoted to trying to build a living in massage and finish my bachelor's. :\ Once I'm stabilized there, I wanna walk doggies!

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i am currently in my final yr at uni, studying Marketing and International Business. i also work pretty much full time as Ladyswear Senior (Junior manager) for a high street shop. i like the job but the hours and rota change weekly so its hard to plan stuff.

not sure what i am going to do when i finish uni other than come home for a bit and maybe do a bit of travelling.

everyones jobs sound really interesting and there is a good mix!!

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